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While we're all making requests for additions/changes to the forum, I'll throw my own in: does Drupal have the capability for you to be able to select particular users whose threads/posts you want to ignore? I know other forums have this feature.

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why? who are you intending

Laughing out loud why? who are you intending on sending to Coventry?

It doesn't have the capability as far as I'm aware, it sounds as though it's something that would have to be written as a 'module'

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Oops

:blushing: I reckon I know someone who contributes a lot to not-so-useful threads that someone might want to 'ignore' :blushing:

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Hugo wrote: why? who are you

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Laughing out loud why? who are you intending on sending to Coventry?

Now that would be telling. Wink But, no John, I wasn't thinking about you.

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Now look you got burlster

Smile Now look you got burlster paranoid Laughing out loud

Oh there you go he's upped and gone and moved himself to Coventry, well for the best I guess Tongue

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You can pay my train fare!

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You'll be lucky! when you're

You'll be lucky! when you're sent to Coventry it's by way of shank's Pony, or National Express Coaches, the ones without a mini bar and toilets

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Wiganer at heart

The worst torture would be to actually have a mini-bar, but THEN discover there were no toilets!

I've actually paid a large amount of money for a direct 5 hour train journey on a Virgin Voyager (the one with plug sockets and comfy seats etc) this Saturday. Oddly enough, I'm rather excited about it!!!

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Direct? 5 hours? they'll be

Direct? 5 hours? they'll be three diversions two changes of coaches and the journey will run to 9 hours and you'll end up at a staion 5 miles from the intended destination and have to pay for a taxi Smile

I love trains, a very civilised method of travel, just not in this country, I fancy doing India from one end to other on one of those stylish old style steam trains

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Well this train I think goes from Bournemouth to Edinburgh!! Very fortunately for me, I can get on at Bournemouth and get off 5 (apparently) hours later in Wigan. I don't really mind delays if I get to sit on the same train with a laptop, a collection of films and a plug socket Laughing out loud. Oh, and some beers of course!

I always fancied the 'Orient Express' since I played a murder mystery game on the PC by the same name when I was younger... The idea of a proper 'restaurant' carriage makes me quite excitable! In Switzerland they had double-decker trains but no double-decker buses, strange but cool!

I hope I'm not the one creating threads Tyssen would rather ignore, as this is actually HIS thread and I've hi-jacked it to talk about me again! Perhaps he'd like to edit his original post to ask if it's possible to ignore 'posts' by a user rather then 'threads' :blushing:

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yeah you see you've done it

yeah you see you've done it now hijacked a thread , is it any wonder

I would have loved to do the full journey on the Orient Express back in the day; porters dragging my huge cases along behind me, first class carriages, dressing for dinner.

So are you going for a 'Soul Weekender'? Wiggen Casino?, or did that burn down, Sad

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I'm going to put my response in the 'Know your fellow programmers' thread, so it's easier to ignore Smile. The response I had in mind might be pushing my luck in terms of hijacking threads!!

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burlster wrote:Well this

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Well this train I think goes from Bournemouth to Edinburgh!! Very fortunately for me, I can get on at Bournemouth and get off 5 (apparently) hours later in Wigan.

This sounds a very British rail thing. Get on a train to Edinburgh and be forced off 200 miles short of your destination in some awful lancashire town Wink

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I fancy doing India from one end to other on one of those stylish old style steam trains

Its not all its cracked up to be. Steam trains mean lots of soot floating in through the inevitably open windows and means very slow travel, even by Indian standards.

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Goodness

Did you ever see Goodness Gracious Me? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodness_Gracious_Me_%28TV_%26_radio%29)

In one episode he claims Superman is Indian, and one of the reasons he states is:

"Superman could run faster then a speeding train... there's only one country you can run faster then the trains"!

P.S. Interesting! http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/sent-to-coventry.html

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Oh Chris you clearly just

Oh Chris you clearly just not a romantic at heart, I can't think of anything more pleasurable than chugging along slowly, white linen suit slowly turning grey, coughing and spluttering as the carriage fills with acrid black coal soot.

The origins of the phrase 'sent to Coventry' are interesting, the Lewis Carol paragraph worrying though, clearly he should (had he understood) been grateful that he lived in that age where it would have been hushed up rather than a scandal ensue, and his reputation more than tarnished.

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Much wiser since my goodbye to you!

I'm getting all mixed up, ignore that last bit. I thought Lewis Carroll was a woman and the mother of Alice. IDIOT! Back off to Wikipedia I go...

"white linen suit" sounds great. I always liked the train bit in 'From Russia with Love' too Laughing out loud

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Hi John, Just to clear up a

Hi John,
Just to clear up a couple of points. Firstly,Lewis Carrol was a man. Alice was the daughter of his university professor. It is argued that the Alice stories came about as a result of him tripping on laudanum ( a derivitive of opium) and after reading the books this isn't too much of a stretch of the imagination.

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Doh. Damn that edit

Doh. Damn that edit function. Now my post is just hanging there unrelated to anything Smile

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Who the *beep* is Alice?

Sorry!

To everyone > Phreestyle was referring to some really stupid comments I had made in my ignorance just before his post!

Phreestyle, I just finished reading the entire Lewis Carroll entry on Wikipedia. There are references to 'that' Alice in his book apparently, including a poem at the back somewhere which the first letter of each line spells out her FULL name...

And having read both sides of the argument on Wikipedia, he seems to be an olden day version of Michael Jackson. Personally I think he did have a sexual obsession with children, my only question therefore is whether he thought he did (that is to say, whether he denied it to himself and consequently didn't act on it not wanting to believe it).

I wonder if those 'missing diaries' still exist somewhere!!

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Coincidence

MORE COINCIDENCES!

Hugo, check out the front pages 'Featured Article' on wikipedia today!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Amazing,

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burlster wrote:MORE

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MORE COINCIDENCES!

Hugo, check out the front pages 'Featured Article' on wikipedia today!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Amazing,

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Spooky Smile

Sad makes me want to go travelling, I'd happily do all 39,000 miles of track, AC carriage though, buffet car, laptop/satellite comms, sat TV and swimming pool car

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As I recall, 2AC is the way

As I recall, 2AC is the way to go. Smile

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You'd have to start up a

You'd have to start up a blog so we could follow your travels! That would be interesting...

Where have you been in the world?

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burlster wrote:Where have

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Is that a general question or are you asking Hugo?

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Where in the world...

Make it an open question.

Which brings us on to another question. Should it be another Thread?

Where have you been then Tyssen? And anyone else?

edit: Was this an edit Tyssen?
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I only just noticed it, haha. Weight off Tongue

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I've been to hell and back,

I've been to hell and back, got conned into buying a timeshare, now I have to spend all my holidays there Sad

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What?

Where is it? And more importantly, why is it hell?

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It's sort of straight down

It's sort of straight down as the crow flies so to speak, and it's just too hot and filled with annoying little imps with three pronged forks poking you all the time, and that's just the first two levels , there are still five more after that.

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Skate

Are the rumours true that they have the most amazing ice skating rink?

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burlster wrote:edit: Was

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edit: Was this an edit Tyssen?

Yes I saw your reply just after I'd made mine so went back in and edited in my response.

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I've done the typical Aussie travelling abroad thing although having a UK passport meant I was able to stay away longer than most.

So from 1995-2002 I was living in the UK which was preceded by 5 months backpacking through France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Holland and Belgium and interspersed by a 4-month stint going through the US (briefly), Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador & Colombia before a couple of months back in Oz and then another 4 months to Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia before heading back to the UK (followed closely by a month in Rotterdam).

On the way back to Oz we did Thailand again (love it there) and Nepal.

While in the UK I also managed trips around England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, to Canada, New York, France, Belgium, Holland and Spain.

Then there was another 5-week holiday to the UK in 1994.

And the month I spent on Reunion Island (French protectorate near Mauritius) for French study purposes in 1986.

And then the six months with my folks when we campervanned through the UK and Europe and also visited the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore in 1985.

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Awesome

That's AMAZING!!!

I went for USA for 2 weeks when I was a kid, and aside from that... urmmm...

Well I've been to France, Spain (well, Majorca at least) and Switzerland where I had a long distance girlfriend for a year. I'm afraid to confess I think that is about it!!

I suppose as far as France and Switzerland are concerned I've at least explored those countries and travelled them a little! In Switzerland for example we did a triangle and I travelled from the North to the South to the West. That included Zurich and Bern!

France included Normandy, Angers (twin town of Wigan where I went to school), Paris and I was a best man for a wedding in Nice Laughing out loud

So Tyssen, would you say Thailand was your favorite?

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Like Tyssen, I did(doing?)

Like Tyssen, I did(doing?) the typical Aussie thing too. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Hong Kong & Guangzhou. Since then its mainly been cities, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Munich, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Beijing. Cork, Shanghai & Bangkok through work. And back to India once.

My first visit to India lasted 3 months. 4 weeks of that was travelling around by train (the first two months were in the lumpy bit between pakistan & tibet).

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I forgot some places:

I forgot some places: Hungary when I was backpacking in '95, Serbia & Bulgaria for skiing and New Zealand and Fiji since we've been back in Oz.

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Thailand, Switzerland & Canada would be my favourites.

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I forgot New Zealand too

I forgot New Zealand too Smile plus French and Austrian alps for skiing (and Glencoe, but really everyone should forget that). I guess I should throw in Scotland, England & Wales and most of Australia too (excepting anything on the east coast north of Manly). Nearly Egypt but there was a terrorist attack the a couple of weeks prior so it got swapped to Florida instead. Thailand was missing from the first list as there was a coup there while I was in Penang.

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Chris..S wrote:Nearly Egypt

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Nearly Egypt but there was a terrorist attack the a couple of weeks prior so it got swapped to Florida instead.

I just want to know who decided Florida was a good alternative to Egypt. Maybe it's because I'm from North America and I've been to FL tons of times and still go on whims, but if someone gave me the choice there is no way I would turn down Egypt, much less allow FL to be an alternative.

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So you two are suggesting this is a common Australian thing? If that's the case, I'm quite jealous. The British are I think relatively known for their lack of desire to embrace other cultures (ie. going abroad and ordering 'Sausage and Beans' or refusing to learn another language). Having said that, I did meet an Australian girl on a mass tour whilst I was in Nice, on the stag do. I've been a big fan of Austalians since Wink

Tyssen, I have to enquire as to why Switzerland is up there in your top 3? I loved it too, but I wanted to know what made it special for you (not having travelled that much myself)

Sorry you missed Egypt Chris, but wow... Florida was your back-up option? I can think of worst places to go Laughing out loud

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Chris..S wrote:Nearly Egypt

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We were booked to go to Egypt a few weeks after 9/11. We had friends living in the Middle East who said it was all a bit tense there so we went to Spain instead.

@ John: I like Switzerland cos I like mountains and alpine landscapes (we don't really have that in Oz - that's why I like Canada as well) and cos I got engaged there too.

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I got a postcard in

I got a postcard in Switzerland which was of Zurich and its lake, with the Matterhorn just behind the lake on the horizon. Anna (my Swiss girlfriend at the time) pointed out that it was a fake, as the Matterhorn is on the South coast of Switzerland near the Swiss/Italian border, whereas we were in the North, in Zurich. The fact that neither I, nor any of my friends would have known if she hadn't pointed out goes further towards proving my point us English can be a little geographically ignorant from time to time :blushing:

Tyssen, I bet you have some amazing photos of alpine landscapes! I think you should post one on here Wink.

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Nearly Egypt but there was a terrorist attack the a couple of weeks prior so it got swapped to Florida instead.

I just want to know who decided Florida was a good alternative to Egypt. Maybe it's because I'm from North America and I've been to FL tons of times and still go on whims, but if someone gave me the choice there is no way I would turn down Egypt, much less allow FL to be an alternative.

The Foreign Office listed Egypt as an unsafe place. That immediately invalidated all travel insurance. Which in turn meant the travel operator would no longer carry out the booking and offered us anything/everything else. At such short notice Florida was the anything AND everything else.. It turned out to be much better than I expected.

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the Matterhorn is on the South coast of Switzerland

Shock

Embarrassing! You knew what I meant!!

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They're all in photo albums so they're not that easy to get out and scan.

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Fair enough. As a bit of a photographer myself, I know how frustrating it is constantly being asked to 'scan a photo' for someone Smile

So all these countries, exploring, you must have done some quite adventurous and exciting things?

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Funny about mountains. I felt the same. They may not be amazing, but here are a couple of shots one & two

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Matter-of-fact

They're gorgeous.

I was so used to mountains covered in snow, that the pictures of the Matterhorn on wikipedia made me realise these are just giant rocks randomly sticking out the ground. Clearly I know it's more complicated then that and it's all to do with fault lines and the like, but still...

Definitely check out the pic on this page (you have to scroll down to the sub-title 'Image')

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Giant rock doesn't really

Giant rock doesn't really convey the scale - A, B. Take two sheets of plastacine. Force them together. Scale up the crumplezone by 100,000+. For added effect you may want to sprinkle with icing sugar Smile

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Impressive, I brecon!

I hear mashed potatoes work quite well too, but I think you need to have a calling to the mountain for that to work...

I must confess, the only 'mountaineering' I've ever done is the Brecon Beacons (having lived in Brecon 2 years). Not exactly 'adventurous' Tongue

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Quote:made me realise these

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made me realise these are just giant rocks randomly sticking out the ground.

Rather than just...? giant snowballs? Mr Wippy ice cream cone? Smile

They're actually relatively speaking just large pebbles, and it's all to do with tectonic plates.

Nice Photos Chris, couldn't spot you though, thumb up, waving your Ice pick?

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There seems to be a pattern

There seems to be a pattern developing here. I'm also an Aussie and I love to travel.

I've travelled through most of Asia. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and etc. I lived in Indonesia for a few years.

Just recently I did the whole western Europe thing and spent Christmas and New Year in Luxor, Egypt. Egypt was amazing and is marked down for a re-visit soon.

I checked out the states and Mexico a few years back and would love to go back.

I've also been all the way around the coast of Australia with a few trips into the inland - ie, Ularu, Alice Sprimgs.

So many places to go, so little money.

Life's a journey. Enjoy the trip.

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It's no wonder that the

It's no wonder that the population of Australia is so small , none of you are ever in the country :rolleyes:

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Hugo wrote:It's no wonder

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It's no wonder that the population of Australia is so small , none of you are ever in the country :rolleyes:

It's worse in New Zealand. I once heard that something like 10% of their population are overseas at any given time. And then you get all the ones who leave NZ and come and live here instead.

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Way to hijack this thread

Way to hijack this thread burlster - no wonder Tyssen wants to block you. roflol.